6 – 16 Aug 2017, Edinburgh
Arts in the Aftermath of Conflict
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Arts in the Aftermath of Conflict
Wednesday 9 August

What narratives must begin when a war has ended and how does society protect itself from slipping back into conflict? This discussion explores the role of artists in post-war contexts and the critical space that needs to be claimed in order to counter a return to paranoia and injustice.

Discussing these topics will be Harriet Lamb, CEO of International Alert; artist Willie Doherty, twice shortlisted for the Turner Prize; Lebanese theatremaker Maya Zbib and Esa Aldegheri, Chair of City of Sanctuary Edinburgh. The discussion will be chaired by former war correspondent Allan Little.

What narratives must begin when a war has ended and how does society protect itself from slipping back into conflict? This discussion explores the role of artists in post-war contexts and the critical space that needs to be claimed in order to counter a return to paranoia and injustice.

Discussing these topics will be Harriet Lamb, CEO of International Alert; artist Willie Doherty, twice shortlisted for the Turner Prize; Lebanese theatremaker Maya Zbib and Esa Aldegheri, Chair of City of Sanctuary Edinburgh. The discussion will be chaired by former war correspondent Allan Little.

Arts in the Aftermath of Conflict at Spirit of '47